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A dental implant is an artificial tooth but is there fake bone with it?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth but is there fake bone with it?

ALL REAL BONE: We may use what you call a "fake" bone, but it is not fake, it is real particles of real bone, specially prepared by fda approved pharmaceutical or dental implant manufacturers, those bone particles, once inserted into an implant surgery site will integrate with your own bone and will support the implant and the crown. This bone may be your own, or from cadavers, animals or synthetic. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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When a dental implant is placed and there is a healing cap, is the implant wobbling around til it osseointegrates with bone? No immediate load.

When a dental implant is placed and there is a healing cap, is the implant wobbling around til it osseointegrates with bone? No immediate load.

Wobble: The implant should be stable immediately upon placement, no wobble. It does take about 3 months, however, for the implant to integrate, for the supporting bone to strengthen and mature. Once fully integrated the implant is able do carry the force loads placed upon it when a crown is placed on the implant, placing the assemblage into full function. ...Read more

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Is it true that there is no post op bleeding after a placed dental implant even when there is a periodontal incision of the gum line?

Is it true that there is no post op bleeding after a placed dental implant even when there is a periodontal incision of the gum line?

Very very little: Typically there is very little bleeding following a dental implant procedure. Other things will contribute to bleeding such as the use of aspirin, blood thinners and anti-coagulants which must be considered. ...Read more

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If a tooth that had per issues is extracted is that site better for implants because the perio is gone?

If a tooth that had per issues is extracted is that site better for implants because the perio is gone?

Implant: An implant cannot be placed where there is an infection. There needs to be healthy bone for the implant to be successful. ...Read more

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Is it true that CT scan is necessary before a dental implant or bridge?

Is it true that CT scan is necessary before a dental implant or bridge?

Not always : But with that said a ct scan offers much more 3d info than a 2d peri apical or panoramic. Depending on the extent and location and number of implants being placed, a ct scan can offer tremendous benefit. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a technically good periodontist to rebuild a tooth's socket wall bone height, or not, in preparation for a future dental implant?

Is it possible for a technically good periodontist to rebuild a tooth's socket wall bone height, or not, in preparation for a future dental implant?

Usually yes: The periodontist needs to proficient in the use of the materials, especially grafting material containing bone morphogenic proteins (BMP). You may want to consider an oral surgeon for the procedure. Be forewarned: the materials are expensive, and so will be the fee. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a dental implant that comes premade with an adjustable abutment head?

Is there such a thing as a dental implant that comes premade with an adjustable  abutment head?

Sort of: Some implants for very small spaces are one piece with their abutment. These abutment sections can be ground down a little if needed. Most other implants have stock abutmenhts that screw into place. These are of different sizes, angulations and shapes. There are also custom abutments that can be machined or cast if the anatomy is such that nothing off the shelf will work. ...Read more

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When there is an apicectomy on molar tooth roots that is then filled with synthetic bone, is that molar easy enough to extract after osseointegration?

When there is an apicectomy on molar tooth roots that is then filled with synthetic bone, is that molar easy enough to extract after osseointegration?

Absolutely: The bone augmentation is no harder than your own bone, since it is actually your own bone that migrates into the graft site to replace the graft. Hope you don't need to extract that molar after all the work put into saving it. ...Read more

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Can bone grafting particle material be placed into the jawbone where there is a failed dental implant? Or, is a worthless material for this purpose?

Can bone grafting particle material be placed into the jawbone where there is a failed dental implant? Or, is a worthless material for this purpose?

Bone grafting: The cause of the implant failure should be determined. In the hands of a competent Oral Surgeon or Periodontist, Bone Augmentation absolutely works. There are various techniques and materials. Some work better than others. Discuss your options with a specialist and your restorative dentist. ...Read more

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Is dental cleaning /scaling (done by drill like thing in office) is good or bad for teeth. Is it true that it weakens the teeth by removing layer. ?

Is dental cleaning /scaling (done by drill like thing in office) is good or bad for teeth. Is it true that it weakens the teeth by removing layer. ?

Recommended: There are many good reasons for having your teeth professionally cleaned. To keep your teeth, to prevent gingivitis, to have whiter more attractive teeth and improve your general health. It's actually safe when performed according to current standards by your dentist or dental hygienist. ...Read more

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Is an implant possible for a second premolar tooth if there is a crossbite?

Is an implant possible for a second premolar tooth if there is a crossbite?

Should be ok: Many things go into the planning and placement of an implant and crown, not just a crossbite. Discuss your options with your dentist. ...Read more

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Iv sedation or not in preparation for my first dental implant to replace tooth #2 that is not mobile yet but with some degree of a furcation. ?

Iv sedation or not in preparation for my first dental implant to replace tooth #2 that is not mobile yet but with some degree of a furcation. ?

No IV needed: There is no need for IV sedation for the placement of an implant. The use of local anesthesia should make the procedure painless. If you are a little nervous, you may want to consider asking your dentist for an anti-anxiety medication. If what describe about the condition of #2, you may actually need a bone graft first to create enough bone volume for the implant. Talk to your dentist & good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible that further bone graft be added during dental implant surgery?

Is it possible that further bone graft be added during dental implant surgery?

Yes: Absolutely, we do it routinely. For example, when we do the full arch implant surgical / restorative treatment in one day, we keep the bone removed from reshaping the irregular contours and that removed when preparing the implant sites. This is then grafted wherever it is needed. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it wrong for bone graft material to overlap on adjacent teeth;my bone line is uneven now;is this easy to fix? One of the teeth has a tempt crown.

Is it wrong for bone graft material to overlap on adjacent teeth;my bone line is uneven now;is this easy to fix? One of the teeth has a tempt crown.

Question: I'm sorry but without more information and seeing what you are talking about it's impossible to give you a good answer to your question. I suggest you discuss your concerns with the dentist who performed the surgery. If not happy with the answer or not confident in your dentist, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have instant dental implant without extraction?

Is it possible to have instant dental implant without extraction?

Clarifcation Needed: An implant is to place in a place where a tooth has been extracted or congenality missing. The root of the tooth needs to be removed in order to place the implant. Sometimes a temporary crown can be used on the implant and most of the time it is not recommended. Consult with your dentist for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Is my dentist pushing me to get a bone graft/implant after my tooth extraction for the money? Or is it absolutely necessary?

28 Teeth: Forgetting your wisdom teeth, you should have 28 other healthy, functioning teeth (or replacements). If teeth are not replaced, the other teeth will shift resulting in an uneven bite, periodontal problems, and esthetic issues. It will cost more to correct later than now. The advice your dentist gave you is sound and correct, and follows the standard of care. The choice is yours. ...Read more

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I have a tooth with large white fillings. My dentist suggests a crown to protect it just in case it may break. Is is necessary?

I have a tooth with large white fillings.  My dentist suggests a crown to protect it just in case it may break.  Is is necessary?

When in doubt: if the recommended treatment is necessary, you should get a second opinion. You should always feel comfortable with your care, and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more